PC recommends commercial zoning

Council’s Votes Override Staff Recommendation BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Planning Commission disregarded Town Administrator Brian Cook’s recommendation to vote against a request to rezone a Rural (RU) zoned property on Wilson Boulevard for commercial use. The commission voted unanimously Monday evening to recommend that town council rezone the property to a commercial zoning designation – Multi-Neighborhood […]

Apartments tabled for traffic study

BLYTHEWOOD – The site plan of a 48-unit apartment complex proposed next to the IGA in downtown Blythewood was tabled Monday night by the Planning Commission over concerns about the amount of traffic the complex would foist upon Blythewood Road near the I-77 on/off ramps. If the site plan for the complex, called The Park, […]

Commission OKs plan for phase 4 of Abney Hills

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood planning commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve a sketch plan for the fourth and last phase of the Abney Hills subdivision off Fulmer Road. Town Administrator Brian Cook said the 131.94-acres, formerly owned by Essex Homes and recently purchased by Stanley Martin Homes, will be divided into 174 lots with […]

PC OKs sketch plan, rejects flag lots

BLYTHEWOOD – A request for approval of a sketch plan that was previously approved by a former planning commission was recommended for ‘approval with conditions’ Monday evening by the current planning commission. The vote was 2-1 with Commission Chairman Donald Brock, who is the Oakhurst Home Owners Association president, abstaining. Bucky Drake of Drake Development […]

Frier named to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council made five reappointments to the town’s boards and commission last week as well as a new appointment. Sam Frier, who lives in Cobblestone Park, was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Frier moved to Blythewood four years ago and works in Lexington for a power tool company. Reappointments included Planning […]

Middleton returns to planning commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Former Planning Commission member Ernestine Middleton has been re-appointed to the Commission by Town Council after a three-year absence. Middleton has also run for a Town Council seat and the Richland District Two School Board. Middleton is a talent acquisition manager for the S.C. Department of Mental Health in Columbia and previously served […]

Board volunteers needed

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood has vacancies on three government boards and is seeking volunteers to fill the positions. “It’s a great way to serve your community,” Mayor J. Michael Ross said. “We have many individuals who, each year, dedicate their time and expertise to shape the future of boards and commissions and nonprofit […]

PC tie vote fails to recommend industrial zoning

County’s $26M Blythewood Land Purchase Hinges on Rezoning of 1,300 Acres BLYTHEWOOD – In a cliff hanger vote Monday night, the Blythewood planning commission failed in its effort to make a recommendation to town council regarding a request from Richland County to rezone 163 acres west of I-77 to Limited Industrial Two (LI-2) zoning. The […]

Derek Pugh appointed to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Derek Pugh has been appointed to a vacancy on the Blythewood Planning Commission. Pugh previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals. According to his bio, Pugh enjoys mapping out strategy for the town with other community leaders. A resident of Abney Hills neighborhood, Pugh previously served as the Programming Supervisor for Richland […]

Page, Kesser appointed to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Two Cobblestone Park residents, both with banking backgrounds, were appointed to the town’s Planning Commission by Council at its June 24 meeting. A resident of Blythewood since 2015, Erica Page hails from Atlanta by way of Elgin. A graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Page […]